Satellite BMW WSBK squad signs Pitt

Stiggy also joins Reitwagen Motorsport

By Motorcycle.Com Staff, Dec. 16, 2009
The Reitwagen BMW World Superbike team has signed former Supersport champion Andrew Pitt to race in 2010.

Pitt, the 2001 and 2008 World Supersport champion, will join Roland Resch to compete on factory-supported BMW S1000RR Superbikes. The Australian racer has one career victory in the WSBK class, winning a race at Misano, Italy in 2006 with the factory Yamaha team.

Reitwagen Motorsport also announced the hiring of Johan Stiggy Stigefelt as technical manager. Stigefelt brings several members of his former team, the recently disbanded Stiggy Racing, to the new BMW satellite team. Also joining Reitwagen Motorsport is former racer Peter Goddard who will serve as chassis engineer.

Andrew Pitt's lone career WSBK victory came in 2006 as Noriyuki Haga's teammate with Yamaha.

The Pitt signing puts to rest the rumor of Reitwagen offering its second S1000RR ride to another Australian, Mat Mladin. The former AMA Superbike Champion started much speculation after posting on Twitter he was considering offers to race in WSBK. Reitwagen BMW was linked as a possible destination but with Pitt and Resch under contract, the Mladin-BMW rumor can be put to rest. Mladin may still be considering other offers, possibly including the Yoshimura Suzuki squad.

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